Authorities have admitted Omar Gonzalez jumped the White House fence and sprinted across the North Lawn before entering through the front door. Now we are learning that he made it to the East Room of the White House before being tackled. How could this have happened at what should be one of the most secure locations on the planet? Jim Acosta has the latest.
Washington Post reporter Carol Loennig broke the new developments . Anderson discussed the security lapses with her and Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who is also a Republican candidate for Congress from Maryland. Mr. Bongino's brother is still a Secret Service agent.
After days of waiting to see if President Obama would target ISIS with airstrikes inside Syria, he addressed reporters today saying:
'I have consulted with Congress throughout this process. I am confident that as Commander-in-Chief I have the authorities to engage in the acts that we are conducting currently. As our strategy develops, we we will continue to consult with Congress, and I do think it'll be important for Congress to weigh in, that our consultations with Congress continue to develop so that the American people are a part of the debate. But I don't want to put the cart before the horse. We don't have a strategy yet. '
Anderson spoke to Jim Acosta for the White House response to the President saying, 'We don't have a strategy yet.'
There are serious questions about whether ISIS can hold on to and govern areas it now controls. Anderson discussed it with the New York Times' Ben Hubbard.
For months on AC360, CNN Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin has reported on the delays at VA hospitals. Some veterans have died while waiting for care, according to a former VA doctor.
An internal Veterans Affairs memo from 2010 has now surfaced after being first disclosed during a congressional hearing. The four-year-old memo shows VA deputy undersecretary William Schoenhard warned of "inappropriate scheduling practices" and a growing practice of "gaming strategies" being used to cover up excessive waits for veterans.
Drew Griffin and Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta report the latest details. Plus, the first whistleblower from the Phoenix VA, Dr. Sam Foote, joins the conversation and weighs in on the developments.
The growing crisis at the VA has President Obama "madder than hell." That's according to his Chief of Staff who says he has "the scars to prove it." Drew Griffin spent months investigating the VA and uncovering a doctor's shocking allegations that a Phoenix VA hospital was keeping a fake waiting list to hide long waits. While AC360 is Keeping Them Honest, Drew is also keeping the White House informed. Jay Carney acknowledged today that the President learned of the allegations at the Phoenix VA from watching CNN.
President Obama is responding to the invasion of Crimea with plans to economically and diplomatically "isolate Russia." With thousands of Russian troops on the ground, what options do the U.S. and European allies really have? Anderson asked Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.
Word today that opposition leaders and the Ukrainian government reached an agreement to stop fighting and resume talks. It comes after a night of violence that claimed the lives of more than two dozen police and protesters. Anderson takes a look at the deadly violence and the diplomatic effort to bring peace.
Anderson discussed all of this with Nick Paton Walsh in Kiev, Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta and former CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty who is currently with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
President Obama's poll numbers are near all time lows as he prepares to deliver his fifth State of the Union Address. Aides are suggesting the President will speak about using executive action get things done, rather than relying on Congress. Jim Acosta has the latest.
Some unscripted moments today for President Obama as he tried to rally support for immigration reform. An audience member interrupted the president's remarks, and called for him to halt deportations. It came on a busy day for the administration which is facing criticism for the nuclear deal with Iran and record low poll numbers. Jim Acosta has the latest.
Wolf discussed the Iran nuclear deal with Mike Doran of the Brookings Institution and Anne-Marie Slaughter,president of the New America Foundation.
President Obama hit the road to urge Americans to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. He stopped in Boston where residents have enjoyed a system just like Obamacare for the last seven years. Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has the latest.
Many Americans are receiving letters from their insurance companies, canceling coverage and offering new Obamacare-compliant policies. They often cover more, but may also cost more. Some will also get federal money meant to make up the difference, but that's not quite the same as previous promises that nothing will change. CNN's Jim Acosta has the latest.
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